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by telos
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 3733

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Roger, thanks for continuing with this. It really is a fantastic real world test and a great resource for anyone searching for actual evidence. I hope your photos remain available for many years to come!
by telos
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw Size ID
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Screw Size ID

That's not quite right. At least for the metric part. The first number is the *thread* diameter (4.2mm) The second number is the threaded part length, from tip to base of the head. (9.5mm) The imperial measure you probably know is (Gauge) x (Length) Where Gauge is a measure of the head diameter *and...
by telos
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Woodrat Jigs
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Woodrat Jigs

I got really excited when I bought a Woodrat many years ago - thought it was going to be a solution to everything. I think I used it half a dozen times before giving up on it. That didn't stop me from downloading almost every scrap of information I could find on "improving" the thing though. And as ...
by telos
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Dry lining a damp wall - what does the team think
Replies: 14
Views: 18272

Re: Dry lining a damp wall - what does the team think

the part 'below ground' ? Is it in contact with the ground / subsoil ? If so, it will all need to be damp proofed or tanked(from the outside) to stop rising damp. I'd use timber for the studs (just cuz thats what I'm used too.) and have the studwork line up with where you want to hang your cabinets...
by telos
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Preservative
Replies: 77
Views: 9702

Re: Preservative

... You are mixing terminology here. Durability is quite specific as I have already said. Wrong. Durability means "the ability to endure" or some such. You do talk such utter shite. Look up durability on the TRADA website you ar*e. I'm not talking potential dictionary definitions but an industry wi...
by telos
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Preservative
Replies: 77
Views: 9702

Re: Preservative

... "Durability" is a vague term ... No it's not, it's quite specific. "Durability" is a measure of a timbers ability to resist fungal attack, either naturally or after preservative treatment. British Standard EN 350. Ultimately the durability of a piece of timber depends on a lot of factors, not o...
by telos
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Preservative
Replies: 77
Views: 9702

Re: Preservative

Well its not a very good point if its backing up what we have said about softwood is it . Next you'll be saying they used to plant magic beans to get special softwood trees :lol: Maybe I should just quote myself, you're obviously having trouble keeping up. It's only the UK that still tries to use s...
by telos
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Preservative
Replies: 77
Views: 9702

Re: Preservative

... "Durability" is a vague term ... No it's not, it's quite specific. "Durability" is a measure of a timbers ability to resist fungal attack, either naturally or after preservative treatment. British Standard EN 350. ...What did the rest of Europe use in 1910 then ?.. Slow grown softwood. I though...
by telos
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Preservative
Replies: 77
Views: 9702

Re: Preservative

... Everything is softwood for a good reason ... Ahh, but everything isn't softwood. At least not in the rest of Europe. Everywhere I've been outside of England (Germany, Holland, Belgium and France) uses hardwood for windows and doors. Normally meranti, merbau or sapeli. It's only the UK that stil...
by telos
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table and Wall Mirror in American Black Walnut
Replies: 26
Views: 3276

Re: Coffee Table and Wall Mirror in American Black Walnut

mattty wrote:Lovely Jh. Great workmanship too.

My only criticism would be clean the camera lens ffs. :lol:
That's not dirt on the lens but on the sensor. If you dare, get some Eclipse fluid and swabs (google Pec Pads) and swab it clean.
by telos
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Learning Curve
Replies: 28
Views: 8397

Re: Learning Curve

I remember seeing something like that at a woodworking show. Never seen it for sale anywhere though. Have a look at this page and scroll down to the little pictures. This German company seems to make something very similar. Probably bleedin' expensive though, as their flexi curve stuff is made out o...
by telos
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oneida Dust Deputy
Replies: 12
Views: 5350

Re: Oneida Dust Deputy

Chems, it might be nice if you point out that you are selling these yourself.

Also, the original Oneida cyclones from Sorotec are virtually the same price as your kit (€75 - £60), not 3 times more expensive. They also don't require sticky backed plastic self assembly.
by telos
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Opus Romano.
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Opus Romano.

You may not be doing anything wrong. Are you sure the tiles have been cut for a true opus romano pattern? Some sets are cut for a specific four tile pattern but not opus romano. Also, some manufacturers tolerances are not that accurate which causes problems. You may need to use 5 mm spacers with the...
by telos
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oneida Dust Deputy
Replies: 12
Views: 5350

Re: Oneida Dust Deputy

AFAIK They are available in the UK but not from the UK! The link RogerP gave above is pretty expensive and also in the US, so you still get stung with import taxes. You would be better off getting it direct from Oneida in the US if you don't mind gambling with duty. Otherwise, if you want to get it ...
by telos
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for a supplier for long lenghts of timber joists
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Looking for a supplier for long lenghts of timber joists

Why shouldn't you make engineered timber? 'Cos you're making a load bearing joist who's integrity is wholly dependent upon the glue used and how its applied. Quality control is vital for guaranteed performance and I doubt if a one man workshop could achieve the requirements set down in "BS EN 386 Gl...
by telos
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for a supplier for long lenghts of timber joists
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Looking for a supplier for long lenghts of timber joists

Don't use Cascamite, it is not creep resistant. In fact making your own structural, engineered, wood is generally a bad idea anyway.
by telos
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Other blades for Multimaster
Replies: 19
Views: 4309

Re: Other blades for Multimaster

Look a little closer. The 43 sold kits went for £33.90.

The list price is just a typo.
by telos
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Freud adjustable rail and style bit
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Freud adjustable rail and style bit

... I have to order them from America through frued themselves. Freud is an Italian company (owned by Bosch) and all of its tooling is made in Europe. Would seem completely bonkers to me to order from America and suffer Import Duty on a European product that has been exported and then reimported ba...
by telos
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slimlite double glazing .
Replies: 85
Views: 11467

Re: Slimlite double glazing .

Andy, one question, how can you drain/vent the sash if internally beaded, surely the water need to go outside? My guess on Andy's behalf; Drill vertical vents/drain holes in the bottom of each sash. Alternatively, put a fifth, external, vented bead on the bottom of each sash as recommended by TRADA...
by telos
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: my shed
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Re: my shed

Those are MHG framing chisels. They're bloody enormous and bl**ding expensive. Have a look here.

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by telos
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Draw bore pins
Replies: 21
Views: 3657

Re: Draw bore pins

... which is why I didn't buy subs to F&C. £40 odd! a year :shock: I could build a nice pair of bedside cabinets for that! 8-) Wot, from the MFI closing down sale, made out of two bits of chipboard screwed together and a Primark made tablecloth thrown over it ... You get what you pay for I 'spose.
by telos
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Newbie....Viper router cutters?
Replies: 17
Views: 5479

Re: Newbie....Viper router cutters?

Only one of them actually makes router cutters. the others import them I think you will find we have already covered that ;) A little bird at Wealden told me they have all of their tooling made for them to their own specs from their own drawings from factories all over the world. and I am quite sur...
by telos
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Newbie....Viper router cutters?
Replies: 17
Views: 5479

Re: Newbie....Viper router cutters?

Sorry jrm, I seem to have wound you up a bit and I didn't mean to do that. We obviously have a different interpretation of what is good for the UK but you are right to say Titman is deserving of more support than any other maker.

(CMT are Italian and are also made in Italy)
by telos
Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Newbie....Viper router cutters?
Replies: 17
Views: 5479

Re: Newbie....Viper router cutters?

Well, I consider a company who commissions cutters to be made on their behalf and a retailer who resells products to be miles apart in economic significance. You can't compare Tilgear with Trend. Also, it is very unfortunate that Tilgear are the suspects here. As it has recently come to light that t...
by telos
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Newbie....Viper router cutters?
Replies: 17
Views: 5479

Re: Newbie....Viper router cutters?

... If you want to buy British, Titman are the only ones manufactured here. Regardless of how many union jacks are waved about, Trend and Wealden are not made here. I've nothing against them, having happily used both of these brands, but it's no less patriotic to be using Viper which are manufactur...
by telos
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Source for Victorian architectural details
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

Re: Source for Victorian architectural details

Good idea, why not? People can be helpful if you explain what you are about, specially if it relates to a particular project. And there are accessible public buildings too. Ultimately the best way has to be hands on - repair and copy of old stuff. You also need a wood stove so that you have to saw ...
by telos
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Newbie....Viper router cutters?
Replies: 17
Views: 5479

Re: Newbie....Viper router cutters?

Hi, welcome to the forum. I don't know Viper cutters and I would hazard a guess that you saw the discount in an American magazine as they are an American brand. I've got nothing against buying foreign brands when there is little choice but the UK boasts Titman, Trend and Wealden manufacturers of rou...
by telos
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Source for Victorian architectural details
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

Re: Source for Victorian architectural details

Oh well, I was hoping for something a little more specific but, thanks for the hints and link to Bricks and Brass that might be useful. And Mr. Grim., thanks for pointing out the obvious ;) I shall rush out into the streets and start ringing doorbells to ask if a complete stranger can come in and ta...
by telos
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Source for Victorian architectural details
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

Re: Source for Victorian architectural details

Why do you want pictures of them ? One persons account of one moulding in a certain area may well be totally differant of the same moulding 30 miles away as local joiners used the cutters they had . Ive got a nice selection of cutters by sending of the moulding i want to match but unless i work in ...
by telos
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Source for Victorian architectural details
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

Re: Source for Victorian architectural details

Well, if Jacob has any old rods from when he was still an apprentice, they might be useful....
by telos
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Source for Victorian architectural details
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

Source for Victorian architectural details

Anyone know of any good online (or print) sources for Victorian or Edwardian era architectural details? I'm looking for detail drawings or clear photos of the exact period mouldings used for skirting, plinth blocks, architraves and panelling. Something a bit like Victorian Architectural Details (alt...
by telos
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small scribe joimts
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Small scribe joimts

Neat, simple solution. Saves £40 making it yourself! I use a home made push block similar to this one Trend make: http://www.trend-uk.com/graphics_cache/e0/52/654d27d596befb29b113e21bcf94.jpg?o=TzoxMjoiRHluYW1pY0ltYWdlIjoxMzp7czoyNDoiQmFzZUltYWdlRGlyUGh5c2ljYWxQYXRoIjtzOjMwOiIvdmFyL3d3dy9odG1sL3RyZW...
by telos
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip wood
Replies: 12
Views: 2746

Tulip wood

Eh, wot? Tulipwood?! I guess you aren't talking about Brazilian Tulipwood (Pau Rosa) but American Tulipwood, better known as American Whitewood. Which, according to my books, takes paint well and as long as it is treated with preservative and not in ground contact can be used outside. Maybe I don't ...
by telos
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where is the draught comming from
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Where is the draught comming from

Doh! I kinda expect a hole in the wall will have slightly more effect than the cold off of single glazing ::) :P

At least you didn't start fitting double glazing before you noticed!
by telos
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where is the draught comming from
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Where is the draught comming from

[snip]... I'm sure its the glass , do you think putting poly over the inside or out side will stop the glass getting cold ? Err, yes. It's called double glazing ;D A cheap, temporary, but very effective solution is bubble wrap! Can't see through it, but it's very simple to fit for a week or so. Sli...
by telos
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where is the draught comming from
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Where is the draught comming from

[snip]... I can only think its the cold glass and the cold air is dropping to the floor and then getting sucked into the front room and out the chimney ??? Any other ideas ? Correct answer! Most draughts are in fact caused by conditions like this and have nothing whatsoever to do with an actual "le...
by telos
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: chisels
Replies: 39
Views: 4310

chisels

All depends on what you want to do with them and if you are a collector or not ;) Lie Nielsen are very good but damn hard to sharpen thanks to super hard steel. If you just need a reasonable set of chisels for general work (opening tins of paint :D) I'd just buy a set of Bahcos. If you want a qualit...
by telos
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: woodworking . 1923 style
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

woodworking . 1923 style

Brilliant. Not a brass knob or Lee Nielsen in sight. I'm always impressed by real artisans - no pretension, just quality work made with whatever tools were to hand.
by telos
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Axminster Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Axminster Tools

Aha, competition for Issac Lord, maybe the staff there will start smiling at their customers now. You've got to be kidding. I know of no other shop where the staff are as polite, knowledgeable and helpful as Isaac Lord. I actually find it a little odd that they are so polite, as I'm not used to sho...
by telos
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door terminology
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Door terminology

Would those planted on mouldings be in the shape of 15 panels by any chance ;) SA is a fifteen paneled door . Yebbut, technically if it's glass then they're called lights and if they're panels then they are solid. So, a fifteen panelled door doesn't need any glazing bars 'cos you can't see through ...